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Happy New Year Monkeys

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | January 3, 2021

We might be a little off balance starting this year, but the proverbial light is at the end of the tunnel is in sight! 2020 was quite a year and 2021 will be a different year on many levels but I believe if we take the lessons learned from the past year and add it…

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Crockpot Three Bean Veggie Chili

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 22, 2020

1 medium onion, chopped (approx 2/3 c.) 1 red or yellow bell pepper 1 (15oz.) can black beans 1 (15oz.) can red kidney beans 1 (15oz.) can pinto beans 1 (15oz.) can tomato sauce 1 (15oz.) can petite diced tomatoes. I have used Rotel tomatoes for a little more zing. 1/2 cup frozen corn 3…

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Mediterranean Lentil and Spinach soup

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 15, 2020

Compliments of Forks over Knives This hearty lentil soup gets its bright flavor from fresh tomatoes and wilted spinach. A colorful array of chopped celery, onion, carrots, and squash add loads of dimension to this easy soup, which is light enough for warm days but nourishing enough for chilly nights. By Carla Christian, May 13,…

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Back in my bubble

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 15, 2020

I spent last week in the mountains visiting my daughter. We hiked, we skied, we relaxed and enjoyed the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and now I’m back in my Winnipeg bubble. The rules changed again and we are all asked to do our part to flatten the curve and take the pressure off the…

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By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | November 1, 2020

So many emotions floating around in my head right now. 2020 has been quite a year. The news along with social media really can play a number on your emotions. One minute you think everything is good, you’ve found a new routine and the next minute it’s all put on hold. Covid, the US election,…

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The power of gratitude

By Carol Ploen-Hosegood | October 11, 2020

Happy Thanks giving everyone. I trust you have all had a wonderful weekend creating your unique Covid safe Thanksgiving weekend. 2020 has been challenging on many levels but regardless of the challenges it has created there is always something to be grateful for. Thanks Giving weekend is a special time to focus on the things…

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